Currentzis's tempi are extremes of fast and slow - the Farewell Quintet and Trio sound languid, rather than balmy; allegro passages are frantic - but he is full of surprises. BBC Music Magazine, February There's an undeniably a strong sense of personality to everything the conductor does Most notable of all is the interventionist nature of the continuo, with the fortepiano, in particular, on the hyperactive side - though arguably always for genuinely expressive reasons.
At its best the music simply pulses with life, without a hint of routine. Recording information: P. Show Basket. Let us know. It is the last of his three operas with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte , the first two being The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni They accept, agree to follow his instructions, and plan how to use their winnings.
Fiordiligi and Dorabella gaze lovingly at the locket portraits of their lovers. Ferrando and Guglielmo, too, arrive only to bid the sisters a tearful farewell. The sisters and Don Alfonso wish them a safe journey. After Dorabella rages at Fate, Despina advises them to enjoy themselves and do what men would do in the same situation: find new lovers. Don Alfonso, afraid that the shrewd Despina will ruin his plan, promises her a reward if she will help introduce two gentlemen to the ladies.
The sisters angrily order them out, and when the men declare their adoration, they are outraged. Guglielmo demonstrates their virtues, especially their moustaches. Despina and Don Alfonso go off to find a doctor. The women timidly approach the men, who fear that pity might turn to love. The men awaken and suddenly embrace the women. Arranged by Todd Parrish.
Form: Overture; Transcription. Study Score. Boosey and Hawkes Scores and Books. Size 5. Single Part; Urtext Edition.
Le nozze di Figaro? Don Giovanni? We also share information on the use of our site with our social media partners, advertising and analytics, which can combine them with other information you have provided to them or collected in your use of their services. Learn more and set cookies Close. Digital Sheet Music. Remember Me? What's New? Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 15 of Thread: Let's talk Cosi fan Tutte. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Something happened over the last year in the course of listening to my Mozart collection and I have become completely obsessed with this opera.
I see the humor and true raw beauty in the music. Does anyone else out there think this is Mozarts best? While they each blow my mind I consider Cosi a step above. This wasn't the case at first- it was an acquired taste, if you will. I understand that hearing the right conductor and recording makes almost all the difference when hearing classical music- I have many different versions of the operas listed above- however, musically speaking, I cannot hear the same outpouring of artistry in the other major operas.
Melodically, yes of course, but on a whole I do not- is it the ensemble aspect of Cosi? Don't misunderstand me- I love love love the others, but there is something really unique about Cosi.
After reading the book by Bruce Alan Brown on Cosi I also have a whole new understanding for the artistic composition of this opera. Has anyone else read this book? I get the impression that Cosi is the most polarizing of Mozarts operas. I find that extremely interesting. I tend to not like the conducting and playing styles of the larger mid twentieth century orchestras- personally I like the Mackerras version the best of Cosi.
One more thing- not knowing Italian or German enables me to listen more to the emotion and sounds of the music and not the script. Does anyone else find this helpful? On the inside of the liner notes of the Bohm version, Reynaldo Hahn is quoted, "I sure you that from a musical point of view these are the works of a mere beginner compared with the sublimity of Cosi fan Tutte. It is indeed a magical opera, full of beauty, wit and spirit.
I have also heard bits and pieces from Mackerras's interpretation. I think it is a close call, but I agree with you that it is Mozart's finest opera. The only thing I consider weak is the whole dress-up-as-Albanians-thing. It's not likely one becomes completely unrecognisable simply by putting on a moustache!
However, the music is sublime, en the poetry Da Ponte wrote is deeply thoughtful. Therefore I dismiss my own criticism. By the way: 'Soave sia il vento' must be one of the most beautiful things ever written. A few months ago I let my grandfather, who loves classical music, hear it and the moment the singing began he burst into tears.
That is the power of music, and of Mozart. I dont really like movies at all anymore.
Whether the debacle of his Mass in C was to blame, or merely compositional circumstances Overture (Cosi Fan Tutte) - Various - Classical Wonders of the World - Austria (CD) not ideal, Beethoven did not again try his hand at a Mass for many years when he finally began composition on his powerhouse Missa solemnis in Form: Overture; Transcription. Table Of Contents. Besides the fact that the libretto indicates a continuation of love by Ferrando for Dorabella and Guglielmo for Fiordiligi, 15 any change in the pairing would surely not have required the dropping of the disguises at all: Ferrando could have remained Sempronio and Guglielmo Tizioor they could have revealed themselves after a real wedding not a sham one with Despina as notaryand either could then have been husband to each other's former fianceehad such an arrangement been what either Da Ponte or Mozart wanted. Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Vol. I also love this "Scuola degli amanti", only perhaps a little bit less than "Don Giovanni". Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Last edited by schigolch; Dec at
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